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Slovakia Full Year 2014: Octavia holds off Fabia and Rapid for #1

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia 2014. Picture courtesy largus.frSkoda Octavia

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Very strong results for the Slovak new car market in 2014, up 10% year-on-year to 78,107 registrations. In the models ranking, an immobile podium hides vastly different evolutions: the Skoda Octavia holds onto the pole position by the skin of its teeth, with sales down 3% to 4,096 units and 5.2% share. The Skoda Fabia, boosted by discounts on the outgoing generation, is up 7% to finish the year at 4,031 sales for an identical 5.2% share, and the Skoda Rapid benefits from the addition of the Spaceback version to lift its deliveries by 53% on 2013 to 3,942 units and 5% share! A very close finish in Slovakia in 2014 indeed.

VW Golf GTE Slovakia 2014. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Golf is the best-selling foreigner in Slovakia (GTE model pictured).

Outside the podium, the top selling foreign models reverse their ranking: the VW Golf (+26%) is up two spots to #4, the Kia Cee’d (+21%) remains at #5 and the Hyundai i30 (-17%) is down two to #6. Further down, notice the Skoda Yeti up 29% to #10, Hyundai i20 up 37% to #14, Skoda Superb up 32% to #19, Peugeot 308 up 85% to #24, the Seat Leon tripling its sales to #25, the Mazda3 up 175% to #32, Dacia Logan MCV up 337% to #33, Peugeot 2008 up 108% to #37 and the Renault Captur up 166% to #48.

Previous month: Slovakia November 2014: Skoda Yeti and VW Golf Sportsvan shine

One year ago: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Two years ago: Slovakia Full Year 2012: Skoda Fabia leads, Hyundai i30 on podium

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Slovakia November 2014: Skoda Yeti & VW Golf Sportsvan shine

January 31st, 2015 No comments

VW Golf Sportsvan Slovakia November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Golf Sportsvan misses out on a Top 10 ranking for just two sales.

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As usual there is one month delay for Slovakian data, so now is time for November figures with a market down 2% year-on-year to 5,471 registrations (5,983 including LCVs), lifting the year-to-date total to 64,353 units, up 10% on 2013 – 71,311 sales including LCVs. It does look like the surprise leadership of the Suzuki SX4 in October was the nameplate’s swan song: it sells zero units in November! Skoda reclaims its monopoly of the sales charts’ podium with the Rapid leading the way this month above the Fabia and Octavia, displaying a reverse order to the year-to-date ranking. Below the VW Golf strong again at #4, the Skoda Yeti is up 9 spots on October to make it 4 Skodas in the Top 5, the Dacia Duster is up 11 ranks to #9, the VW Golf Sportsvan up 8 to stop just two units shorts off its first Top 10 ranking in the country at #11 and the VW Up up a stunning 116 spots to #12.

Previous month: Slovakia October 2014: Suzuki SX4 surprise best-seller

One year ago: Slovakia November 2013: Skoda Octavia III above 8% share

Full November 2014 Top 225 All-models ranking below.

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Slovakia October 2014: Suzuki SX4 surprise best-seller

December 27th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki SX4 Slovakia October 2014Suzuki SX4

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7,854 new light vehicles found a buyer in Slovakia in October (one month delay for Slovakian data), bringing the year-to-date total to 65,328 units. Surprise atop the models ranking this month: the Suzuki SX4 (previous generation) surges 9 spots on October to land directly in pole position ahead of all the Skodas thanks to 464 sales and 5.9% share. It however remains #7 year-to-date. Below, the Skoda Octavia, Fabia and Rapid follow in the same order as the YTD ranking now that the Octavia reclaimed the YTD pole position off the Fabia. Notice also the Kia Rio up 5 ranks on October to #8, the Renault Clio up 7 to #10, the VW Golf Sportsvan up 11 to #19 and the Citroen C4 Cactus up 50 to #67.

Previous post: Slovakia August 2014: VW Up shoots up into Top 10

One year ago: Slovakia September 2013: Skoda Octavia III leads for the first time

Full October 2014 Top 244 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia August 2014: VW Up shoots into Top 10

November 4th, 2014 No comments

VW Up Slovakia August 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Up

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Always a little bit of delay for Slovakia data, with August now available. 5,668 new cars found a buyer this month, with Skoda once again monopolising the podium with the Fabia (5.3%), Octavia (4.9%) and Rapid (4.8%) in the same order as year-to-date. It also means the Fabia is slowing distancing itself from the Octavia year-to-date at 2,743 sales vs. 2,685 after 8 months. Far from being a definitive advantage for the Full Year 2014 title, but with the new generation coming in soon, the Fabia has just taken a very serious option at the annual crown. Further down, the VW Golf is back to #4, followed by the Hyundai i30 and Suzuki SX4 while two additional Volkswagens find their way into the Slovak Top 10 this month: the Passat is up to #8 vs. #16 YTD and the Up lands at #10 vs. #63 YTD, selling as much in one month as during the rest of the year so far… Notice also the Dacia Logan MCV up to #16, Mazda3 up to #17 and the VW Golf Sportsvan up to #44.

Previous month: Slovakia July 2014: Skoda Fabia king of the roads

One year ago: Slovakia August 2013: VW Golf surprise leader!

Full August 2014 Top 230 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia July 2014: Skoda Fabia king of the roads

September 30th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Fabia Slovakia July 2014Skoda Fabia

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Traditionally with a little bit of delay we now have access to sales data for Slovakia where the new car market is up a very robust 28% year-on-year in July to 7,308 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 45,962 units, up 22% on 2013. The Skoda Fabia remains on top thanks to 472 sales and 6.5% share, enabling it to also grab the year-to-date top spot off the Skoda Octavia at 2,441 units and 5.3% vs. 2,409 and 5.2% for the Octavia, #2 this month at 4.7% share. The Skoda Rapid is stable in third position with 328 sales and 4.5% in July. The Kia Cee’d is strong at #4 and 3.9% share, the Opel Astra and VW Polo are both up 4 ranks on June to #6 and #7 respectively, the Dacia Duster is up to #12, the Skoda Roomster up to #14, VW Crafter up to #16, VW Touareg up to #24 and the BMW X3 up to #49.

Previous month: Slovakia June 2014: Skoda Fabia back in pole position

One year ago: Slovakia July 2013: Dacia Sandero in Top 10

Full July 2014 Top 253 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia June 2014: Skoda Fabia back in pole position

July 31st, 2014 No comments

Skoda Fabia Slovakia June 2014Skoda Fabia

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7,395 new cars found a buyer in Slovakia in June, bringing the half-year total to 38,654 units. After both the Skoda Fabia and Octavia lost their battle for the pole position to the Rapid in May (the Rapid also held the #1 rank year-to-date then), it’s the turn of the Fabia to grab the top spot in Slovakia this month thanks to a very strong 6.9% share and 508 sales. However the Octavia is back on top year-to-date at 2,062 units vs. 2,043 for the Rapid and 1,969 for the Fabia. A very tight (internal) fight for the top spot indeed this year!

Renault Mégane Slovakia June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Mégane

Both the Kia Cee’d and Hyundai i30 take advantage of a weak month from the VW Golf to take the #4 and #5 spots respectively, while the Golf is #4 year-to-date. The Kia Rio is up an impressive 20 spots on May to #6, the Renault Mégane an even more remarkable 42 ranks to #8 and the Dacia Duster is up 25 to #16. Notice also the Dacia Logan MCV up 18 to #21, the Opel Meriva up 48 to #34 and the VW Golf Sportsvan breaking into the Top 100 for its second month in market at #80.

Previous post: Slovakia April 2014: Skoda Octavia reclaims year-to-date #1 spot

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full June 2014 Top 254 All-models and Top 37 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia April 2014: Skoda Octavia reclaims year-to-date #1 spot

June 26th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia April 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frSkoda Octavia

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Traditionally with a little delay, Slovak data is now available for April with a total of 6,431 new light vehicles for the month country-wide, adding up to 24,564 units year-to-date including LCVs. The top sellers confirm the ‘back to normal’ trend we observed in March with the podium 100% Skoda for the 2nd month running. The Octavia leads the way with 332 sales and 5.2% and logically reclaims the year-to-date top spot off the VW Golf at 1,295 units and 5.3% vs. 1,274 and 5.2%. The Golf is now also under threat from the Skoda Rapid, #2 in April and #3 year-to-date at 1,245 sales and 5.1% with the Fabia in tow.

Peugeot 2008 Slovakia April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Peugeot 2008 misses out on the Slovak Top 10 for 4 units this month.

Further down, notice the Kia Sportage back up 8 spots on last month to #8, the Peugeot 2008 up 10 to a record #12, Seat Leon up 9 to #16, Mitsubishi ASX up 11 to #17, Seat Ibiza up 30 to #18 and BMW 3 Series up 43 to #24. The Qoros 3 is back in the ranking at #145 with a still extremely discreet 8 units sold.

Previous month: Slovakia March 2014: Skoda Octavia resumes domination

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full April 2014 Top 238 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia March 2014: Skoda Octavia resumes domination

May 29th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia March 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruSkoda Octavia

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Traditionally coming to you with a little delay, today I can share with you Slovak sales data for March, when 6,508 new light vehicles found a buyer, adding up to 18,133 units year-to-date including LCVs. After two months of chaos that successively saw the Kia Cee’d then the VW Golf unbelievably take the lead of the models sales charts (in the case of the Golf this may have had a lot to do with a one off Police fleet purchase), March is back to some kind of normalcy. Skoda monopolises the podium as it did over the Full Year 2013: the Octavia is the best-selling model in the country thanks to 331 sales and 5.1%, only 3 units above the Fabia at 328 sales and 5%, with the Rapid rounding up the podium at 277 units and 4.3% – 52% of which are the Spaceback hatchback variant.

Hyundai i30 Slovakia March 2014The Hyundai i30 is the best-selling foreign model in Slovakia this month.

However this is not enough to dislodge the VW Golf from the #1 spot year-to-date even though the German model is down to 5th place in March. It totals 1,025 sales so far in 2014 for a 5.7% market share vs. 963 for the Octavia and 955 for the Rapid – both models holding 5.3% share of the Slovak market. In March the Hyundai i30 is the most popular foreign model (even though it is produced in neighbouring Czech Republic) in 4th place with an excellent 3.5% share, while its little sister the i20 is up to #9. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai and Opel Corsa both up 23 spots on February to #13 and #14 respectively, the Peugeot 2008 up 13 to #22 and just one unit below the 208, the Mitsubishi ASX up 40 ranks to #28, BMW X1 up 102 to #38 and the Dacia Dokker up 55 to #50.

Previous month: Slovakia February 2014: VW Golf ahead of 3 Skodas!

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full March 2014 Top 247 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia February 2014: VW Golf ahead of 3 Skodas!

April 30th, 2014 6 comments

VW Golf Slovakia February 2014. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auThe VW Golf is the best-selling model in Slovakia so far in 2014.

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Slovak data comes to us with a bit of delay: today February figures are available with 5,767 new light vehicles finding a buyer in the country over the period, bringing the year-to-date total to 11,579 (this includes LCVs). Could 2014 be the year Skoda doesn’t place a model in pole position since… it started making cars?! After monopolising the podium for the first time last year with the Octavia, Fabia and Rapid, Skoda models miss out on the pole position for the 2nd month in a row: after the Kia Cee’d in January it’s the turn of the VW Golf to take the lead both in February with 399 sales and 6.9% share and year-to-date at 852 units and 7.4%! The Skoda Fabia is up 3 spots to #2 at 5.8%, followed by the Rapid at 5.6% and the Octavia at 5.4%. The rest of the year will be fascinating to follow indeed in Slovakia!

Previous month: Kia Cee’d and VW Golf amazingly take the lead!

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full February 2014 Top 240 All-models and Top 37 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia January 2014: Kia Cee’d & VW Golf amazingly in the lead!

March 30th, 2014 No comments

Kia Cee'd Slovakia January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Kia Cee’d amazingly takes the lead of the Slovak models ranking in January.

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One month delay as usual for new car sales data in Slovakia. Traditionally ultra dominated by Skodas, this month the models ranking is turned upside down with the locally produced Kia Cee’d in pole position thanks to 460 sales and a huge 7.9% share, followed closely by the VW Golf at 453 units and 7.8%! The Spaceback version (61% of sales), enables the Rapid to become the brand’s best-seller at #3 with 356 units and 6.1% share vs. 3.6% over the Full Year 2013. The Octavia, leader last year, is down to a paltry 4th place with 5.5% share while the Fabia is down from #2 to #5 at 3.6% vs. 5.3% over the FY2013.

Previous post: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full January 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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